The Little Epicurean

Feb 21 2017

Baked Kimchi Cauliflower Rice

Baked kimchi cauliflower rice: this healthier version of “fried rice” transforms roasted cauliflower into a savory and hearty meal. 

Baked Kimchi Cauliflower Rice

For months, my best friend tried to convince me to eat cauliflower rice. I firmly refused several times. I like white rice, thank you very much. Eventually I wore down. My curiosity for this healthy rice alternative grew after seeing other customers load bags and bags of it at Trader Joe’s and Costco. While I love roasted cauliflower, the notion of swapping my beloved white rice for a vegetable seemed ridiculous. I finally caved and gave it a try. To my surprise, I’ve been hooked on cauliflower rice ever since.

This cauliflower “fried rice” is a variation of the baked kimchi fried rice recipe I shared two years ago. Out of all the ways I’ve experimented with cauliflower rice thus far, THIS IS MY FAVORITE.  

Feb 15 2017

Black Pepper Cheddar Beer Bread

Black Pepper Cheddar Beer Bread

Black pepper cheddar beer bread: these soft and fluffy bread rolls are perfect for making little sandwiches.  Do you remember the Super Bowl a couple weeks ago? Yeah, I don’t either. I just recall Alex screaming in defeat at the last few seconds of the game and something about the Patriots winning. I also remember

Feb 13 2017

Baked Cayenne Chocolate Donuts

Baked Cayenne Chocolate Donuts

Baked Cayenne Chocolate Donuts: a super moist and spicy chocolate cake baked in doughnut pans, dipped in melted dark chocolate, and topped with a dusting of cinnamon and cayenne.  Galentine’s Day, 100 days of marriage, and finally updating my laptop’s operating system! The day before Valentine’s Day is Galentine’s Day– a holiday created by Leslie Knope

Feb 10 2017

Cheddar Scallion Rolls

Cheddar Scallion Rolls

Cheddar scallion rolls: enriched bread dough filled with sesame oil, butter, scallions, and cheddar cheese. They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. If that saying is true, carbs must be my worst enemy. I keep carbs (especially breads) very close, within arm’s reach close during most of my waking hours. I

Feb 08 2017

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti cupcakes: these vanilla cupcakes are studded with sprinkles and topped with traditional American buttercream. I’m a sucker for those online quizzes you find on Buzzfeed while scrolling through your Facebook feed. For the most past, they’re trivial and a means for procrastination while sitting at your desk. However, one recent quiz totally struck a nerve.

Something Sweet